Kansas City News Chill: Local Beef & Prez Biden Presser Postscript

Right now we take a wayback peek at hottie Rhian in her winter gear as we check pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Taste Of Kansas City Comeback

Barbecue festival returning to Arrowhead parking lots

by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A taste of Kansas City plans to return to the parking lots of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium this spring. The Kansas City BBQ Festival, also known as KCQ, is scheduled to take place May 6-8, 2022.

Meth Town Crash Today

4 injured when suspect fleeing from Independence police crashes into others at intersection

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Multiple people were injured when a suspect fleeing from police drove a pickup into oncoming traffic and caused a multi-vehicle crash today. According to the Independence Police Department, the crash happened in the area of Noland Road and Lynn Court. That is just north of Noland Road and I-70.

Testing The Golden Ghetto 

Johnson County residents can now report results of at-home COVID tests

JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -- Johnson County finally has a way to report at-home COVID antigen test results. If you test positive on an at-home test, go to this website (jocogov.org/reportresults) to report the result. You'll be prompted with a form to fill out. Reporting the result is voluntary.

News Auto Promo

Car part shortages, high demand causing delays in auto repair services

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you need something on your car repaired or serviced, expect to wait. The supply chain crisis is fueling problems for the auto repair shops and they can't keep up with demand. KC Complete Auto Service is one of those shops.

Show-Me New Lines

Missouri House approves congressional map with 6-2 Republican lean

The Missouri House on Wednesday passed a congressional redistricting map that would keep the state's current congressional makeup, with six Republican seats and two Democratic ones. Representatives voted 86-67 to pass the map, with some Republicans joining all Democrats in voting against the bill.

Rock Chalk Divisions Emerge

GOP redistricting plan in Kansas splits Democrat's district

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican legislators in Kansas are pursuing a redistricting proposal that would remove Democratic voters from the Kansas-City area swing district currently held by the state's only Democratic member of Congress. The plan unveiled Tuesday also would move Lawrence, home to the main University of Kansas into the sprawling and largely rural district covering western and central Kansas.

Foodies Tempt Fate

Kansas City restaurateurs describe the risks involved with KC Restaurant Week

KANSAS CITY, MO - As always, there's a lot of excitement tied to Kansas City Restaurant Week, which continues through Sunday, Jan. 23. But for the roughly 200 restaurants who choose to take part, the week involves a fair amount of risk too. Herrera's Tenderloin Grill is one of those spots.

Hotness Helps With Winter

Rhian Sugden sends temperatures soaring in orange lace lingerie

Her social media accounts are littered with sizzling lingerie snaps. And Rhian Sugden, 35, treated fans to another sensational photo on Instagram this weekend as she posed in a bright orange lace bra after a pamper session. The model showed off her jaw-dropping cleavage in the plunging underwear as she posed seductively on her bed.

Prez Pushes More Stimmy

Biden says he thinks Congress can pass parts of broken-up Build Back Better plan

President Joe Biden said he will likely have to break up his stalled plan to invest in social programs and climate policy, and that he believes Congress can still pass parts of it. "I'm confident we can get pieces, big chunks of the Build Back Better law signed into law," the president told reporters on Wednesday.

MAGA Exposed Again

Supreme Court paves way for Trump White House document review by Jan. 6 committee

The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied former President Donald Trump's request for a stay of a lower court mandate that hundreds of pages of his presidential records from Jan. 6 be turned over to the congressional committee investigating the attacks. The vote was 8-1. Justice Clarence Thomas would have granted the application.

Latest Speech Stays Losing

Biden's press conference was an utter disaster

If President Joe Biden's press conference Wednesday was supposed to inspire confidence, it failed - horribly. Even though he spent most of it clearly calling on reporters from a list of "safe" questioners provided by his staff, he stumbled and bumbled and all too often made no sense at all.

MSM Turns On White House

Biden faces the press as his agenda hits headwinds

President Joe Biden held a formal news conference Wednesday as he marks the end of his first year in office with a stalled legislative agenda, hospitals overwhelmed with Covid patients and the looming threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Deadly COVID Surge Ahead?!?

US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March. The seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.

Truth Is Out There

Secret planet the size of JUPITER found - and Nasa admits it 'missed' it

A TEAM of citizen scientists and astronomers has found a planet the size of Jupiter that NASA missed. The team announced the discovery of the exoplanet, which floats outside of our solar system, last week in a new study published in The Astronomical Journal.

Hip-Hop Testimony Argued

Stars including Jay-Z call for end to use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence

Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Kelly Rowland and Killer Mike are among the star names arguing for a change in New York law that would prevent rap lyrics being used as evidence in criminal trials. The vocalists, joined by Fat Joe, Yo Gotti, Robin Thicke and more, have signed a letter urging lawmakers in New York state to back the proposed change and uphold freedom of expression.

Serving COVID New Rules

Starbucks scraps vaccine mandate

Employees at Starbucks are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Roughly a week after the Supreme Court reversed President's Biden workplace vaccine mandate, the coffee chain is following suit, according to The Associated Press. "We respect the Court's ruling and will comply," Starbucks Chief Operating Officer John Culver wrote in a memo to employees.

TV Drama Exposed

Kim Cattrall Reacted To A Fan Who Praised Her For Turning Down The "Trashy" "SATC" Revival After Its Writers Received Backlash

Looks like we can probably rule out that surprise Samantha cameo...

Manhattan to Main Street

curiousKC | Vanderbilt Mansion Treasures Make Midland Theatre Space 'Sexiest Lounge in KC'

When it was completed in 1883, the home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, once located at 1 West 57th St. in Manhattan, was something to behold. Hardly a house, the Châteauesque mansion along Fifth Avenue in New York City boasted six stories, a drawing room, an art gallery and a reception area.

Politicos Save The Planet?!?

Independence city council debates future of Rockwood solar farm

There was a heated debate Tuesday in Independence where two city council members proposed moving millions of dollars in solar panels off the former Rockwood Golf Course.The council voted 4 to 3 to delay a final vote while city staff do more research.For years there have been sore feelings over the closed Rockwood Golf Course.

Cash For Local Risk Takers

Porter House KC's new 'Alchemy Sandbox' grants 20 main street businesses with up to $5K each

A newly launched program by The Porter House KC is aimed at providing small business owners with as much as $5,000 for their back office, equipment cost, rental assistance or general system needs, detailed Dan Smith. "We're really excited about this Alchemy Sandbox program.

Playoff Promo Kickoff Underway

Chiefs to take over Kansas City bar for Sunday's playoffs game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs fans who can't get their hands on one of the more than 70,000 tickets to Sunday's AFC Divisional Game now have a new place to watch. The Chiefs plan to take over Country Road Ice House in the Power & Light District this weekend during the following times: Friday - 4-6 p.m.

Tasty Urban Adventures Await

Yasmeen Café serves up traditional favorites

By Abby Hoover Abdul Hatimi starts his day in the kitchen, preparing breakfast for the variety of customers who will soon trickle into his restaurant on Independence Avenue. What used to be a steady stream of immigrants looking for a taste of home, businessmen venturing out of downtown and Kansas Citians with adventuring taste buds has dwindled throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artsy Cash Helps Local Po'Folk

ArtsKC announces Mission Support Grants for 51 local organizations

Local arts group No Divide KC. // Courtesy of ArtsKC ArtsKC announced its list of 51 organizations receiving Mission Support Grants. The council prioritizes a progressive funding program for small to mid-size organizations within the region. Due to generous funding support, ArtsKC received an increase in the overall average grant amount for all awardees.

Chill For Now . . . 

Bitter cold weather will be here through Friday

Overnight lows will drop near zero with wind chills as low as -20. Thursday will be sunny but cold with highs in the teens. Friday will start with lows near zero, then warming into the upper 20s. Saturday will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s.

Elton John, Dua Lipa - Cold Heart is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.